Youth Development

The Teen Talking Circle Project Daughterssisters Brotherssons

  • Rolling Bay, WA
  • http://www.teentalkingcircles.org

Mission Statement

Our primary mission is to educate, inspire and empower young women and men, foster partnership and understanding between the genders, cultures, and generations, support youth in positive self expression and social action for a just, compassionate and sustainable world. To train and support adults to start Teen Talking Circles, using Compassionate Listening(TM) techniques, in their communities.

Main Programs

  1. Girl's Circle
  2. Guy's Circle
  3. GenderTalks Circle
  4. Facilitator Training
  5. Women's Sacred Circle Retreats

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Service Areas

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International

Focused on offering TTCs locally, training adults internationally to start and facilitate Teen Talking Circles in their communities. Trainings usually take place in the US

ruling year

1998

Principal Officer since 1993

Self-reported

Linda Wolf

Keywords

Self-reported

youth development, girls self esteem, gender understanding, adult training, compassionate listening, progressive, alternative youth programs, adult facilitation training, compassionate listening, teen circles,

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EIN

91-1885041

 Number

8336613686

Physical Address

15355 Sunrise Drive NE

Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Also Known As

Teen Talking Circles

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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We were initially under the umbrella of Context Institute (now Positive Futures Network) from 1994 - 2001. We are currently a 501c3 since 2001. We have served thousands of people, young and old, since our founding through our books (over 36,000 sold), our programs, workshops, retreats, circles, both nationally and international programs.

Programs

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Program 1

Girl's Circle

Local Girl's Talking Circle: To give girls a safe space to tell the truth, learn and practice compassion for themselves and each other through having a non-judgmental, inclusive, supportive ongoing circle experience, and to practice using Compassionate Listening, non-violent communication skills, and other body, soul, spirit and mind practices that support self-esteem and health.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 2

Guy's Circle

Local Teen Guy Talking Circle: To give young men a safe space to tell the
truth, learn and practice compassion for themselves and each other
through having a non-judgmental, inclusive, supportive ongoing circle
experience, and to practice using Compassionate Listening, non-violent
communication skills, and other body, soul, spirit and mind practices
that support self-esteem and health.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 3

GenderTalks Circle

Local GenderTalks Talking Circle: To give young men and women a safe space to tell the
truth about gender differences and dealing with the opposite sex, learn and practice compassion for themselves and each other
through having a non-judgmental, inclusive, supportive ongoing circle
experience, and to practice using Compassionate Listening, non-violent
communication skills, and other body, soul, spirit and mind practices
that support self-esteem and health.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 4

Facilitator Training

Facilitator Training: To give adult men and women a safe space to learn how to work with teens by telling the
truth about their own teen years and their experience with young people, learn and practice compassion for themselves and each other
through having a non-judgmental, inclusive, supportive circle
experience, and to practice using Compassionate Listening, non-violent
communication skills, and other body, soul, spirit and mind practices
that support self-esteem and health.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$15,000.00

Program 5

Women's Sacred Circle Retreats

Women's Sacred Circle Retreats: To give adult women a safe space to tell the
truth, learn and practice compassion for themselves and each other
through having a non-judgmental, inclusive, supportive circle
experience, and to practice using Compassionate Listening, non-violent
communication skills, and other body, soul, spirit and mind practices
that support self-esteem and health.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Female Adults

Budget

$15,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Focused on offering TTCs locally, training adults internationally to start and facilitate Teen Talking Circles in their communities. Trainings usually take place in the US

Funding Needs

We need monetary donations for scholarships to be given to deserving youth and adult participants who cannot afford to pay for our weekly teen circles and/or adult facilitator trainings. We also need product donations (i.e. laptops, software updates, office supplies, etc) for use in the office, as well as frequent flyer mileage and donated space for circles and trainings. We receive donations of food for circles, and can always use more, provided it is organic and healthy for our participants.

Affiliations + Memberships

United Way Member Agency

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The Teen Talking Circle Project Daughterssisters Brotherssons

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Principal Officer

Linda Wolf

BIO

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_Wolf

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"It has been an honor to be the ED for TTC since 2001. Currently, we are developing new leadership to continue the organic process that we have followed since our founding. Much of this new leadership is coming from youth who have been through our programs and have grown up and now want to give back. Currently, we are being supported in this effort through a five-year grant through the Rudolph Steiner Foundation."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms Georgia Camman President

Jean Kilbourne

Term: Jan 2003 -

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